Not exactly renowned for being a hotbed of thrash metal, Australia has nevertheless served up some quality bands over the years. Sadistik Exekution, Addictive, and Deströyer 666 all enjoyed relative success along with bigger names such as Hobbs’ Angel of Death, and of course, Sydney’s Mortal Sin, but in more recent years it’s been left to Melbourne act Harlott to fly the Aussie flag of hate.
Sad news to report as Peter Hobbs, founder and namesake of Australian Thrash legend of Hobbs Angel Of Death has passed away. He was 58 years old. He died this morning at his home in Queensland, Australia. A pioneer in the Aussie metal scene of the 1980s, Hobbs first appeared with Tyrus before founding Hobbs Angel of Death. That bands’ self-titled debut album was released in 1988 through Steamhammer. The band dissolved soon after the release, but seven years later, it reformed to release its second album called Inheritance. After reforming in 2002 the band signed a four-album deal with Modern Invasion Music in 2003. Their last studio album, Heaven Bled, came out in 2016. We send out condolences out to Peter’s family, friends and fans at this time. Continue reading